Now, I’ll take a look at some of the more notable pitching performances from the Padres staff in June.
Joe Thatcher (1.29, 1.56), Mike Adams (0.66, 1.75), and Luke Gregerson (1.54, 1.76) all had sub-2.00 ERAs and FIPs. They all K’d at least as many batters as innings pitched and walked less than two batters per nine innings.
Heath Bell walked six batters in 9 2/3 this month, which hurt him to the point of having a modest 3.72 ERA and xFIP, good, but below his standards.
Kevin Correia imploded to the tune of a 7.83 ERA and 6.88 FIP. He walked 15 and K’d 15 in 23 innings, and allowed five homers.
Ed Mujica allowed four homers in 15 2/3 innings, but posted an 18/1 K/BB–his usual mix of madness. It added up to a 3.45 ERA for the month, which is solid.
Mat Latos posted a 2.37 ERA and K’d 34 in 30 1/3 innings while walking just 11 and allowing only two homers.
Jon Garland posted a 5.28 ERA, but looked to get bad luck stranding runners, as he posted a 3.66 FIP and 62.2% strand rate in the month. It happens in small samples.
With the exception of Correia, the Padres staff got great performances, and looks to be in very good shape heading into the All-Star Break.